Planned trip to Lough Muckno on the 28th with Mike, Alex and Owens for some last piking before the New Year. It was a glorious day with very little rain. Aside from 2 missed runs for Alex and Owens however we had zero action – I personally tried just about every area of my swim and tried many different deadbaits but no results. At least I had the camera and captured a few nice pics!
Timelapse from 8.15am to 10.20am:
Another early morning to lunchtime Pike session with Mike, bitterly cold wind with a good half hour of rain but nicely tucked under a bivvy
Mike got a total of 5 runs but sadly all missed (quite snaggy lake bottom) and I had one run which resulted on the capture of this 5 or so pounds pike – (on roach deadbait)
Great session today on a lake in Co.Monaghan – Weather was forecast for heavy rain and although it did hit us for a short time we mostly had dry and sunny time! Landed the 2 pike below, both on float rig fairly shallow in between lilies and with roach dead-bait.
First fish is probably about 5-6lbs while second is 9lbs13oz – bit of a fright with the bigger fish as I wasn’t paying attention to the float for a minute when I heard the bait runner screaming and line flying of the reel – ran to the rod when it jumped out of the pod and went towards the water – I grabbed it on time but having the bait runner set so light the mono jumped out of the reel into a nasty bird’s nest! Managed to reel this on the bobbin anyway and netted the fish with help of Mike.